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I've found myself watching, and this thread is as much of a confession as much as anything, kids shows. It started off due to the threads we've had about Cardcaptor Sakura and Doremy, but then I realized after watching them that I was feeling…oddly good and optimistic about the world in general. It's weird, because on the one hand I hate watching this stuff because, well, it's so fucking stupid and vapid, but on the other hand I love watching it because it's so goddam relaxing and healing to the soul. I find myself questioning whether this entertainment is purposefully made this way, to emotionally manipulate individuals past a certain age into a state of depression.

Uhm, thanks for reading my blogpost? Otherwise, I guess share some younger-demographic anime you might be watching?


Kids' shows are made by adults. It's natural you'd enjoy them as an adult. Japanese kids' shows are also assumed that the whole family will be watching while around on a Sunday so they are written to be entertaining to adults as well. Only small frontal lobe 'groids can't find value in a show about squeeky toys squeeking out over tasty cookies or prankster rabbit wizards. You're not a small frontal lobe 'groid, are you, to find such media "vapid"?


Did I offend you? I'm sorry???


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One of my main issues with kids' shows is that episodic monster-of-the-week-style plots are usually boring as hell.

Not sure if it counts, but I did like Aikatsu, although only watched about 30 episodes.

I might give Pripara another shot sometime.


>One of my main issues with kids' shows is that episodic monster-of-the-week-style plots are usually boring as hell.
Yeah, this is what I mean when saying stupid/vapid. I agree, and often felt like I was just powering through that kind of stuff to get the "heartfelt" kick from these shows.
>I did like Aikatsu, although only watched about 30 episodes.
I'm not sure you can say "only" when you've watched so many. It sounds nice, but I guess I've been apprehensive to the whole "idol" genre (although now that I've said that, I'm not sure why…). I might give it a shot.


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Idol shows, especially the shoujo-target-demographic ones, are definitely an acquired taste. Aikatsu and Pripara are both super girly and that's hard to digest for a lot of people.

Personally, they're the 'kids' anime I've found most enjoyable.

>when you've watched so many

The first iteration alone of Aikatsu is like 180 episodes or something, and the sequels are marathons too lol. Kids have a lot of free time haha.


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Well they are aware that it's not just little kids who watch them, Precure sells some pretty expensive statues that are clearly meant for adult collectors
Also I think that kid's anime are appealing because they are usually cheerful in tone and meant to encourage kids, it's why I love super robot stuff like GaoGaiGar


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Chibi Maruko-Chan is great, I highly recommend it to my wizard brethren.


I like the pokemon anime.


I only watched that one movie with all that nice Yuasa animation and it was pretty good. Dose the series have a lot of moments with animators just going crazy?


This is pretty wholesome. For some reason it reminds me of a Japanese Charlie Brown.

Anyways, I don't know if this counts, because it is a Finnish author, and although it's targeted for kids it's amazingly somber, but I guess it was animated by a Japanese studio…soooo…90s Moomins?


just wish i could find more episodes in finnish with english subtitles


Current Doraemon is a really good one, too.


For me, it's Yu-Gi-Oh!


Yu-Gi-Oh it's always fun to watch, even the weaker seasons


I like Yugioh too but I prefer Season 0 since it had more games than just Duel Monsters.


yeah, yugioh started off strong then it seems like they lost the plot (or just wanted to focus on one game for easy merchandising). isnt he supposed to be the king of games plural?


yes but the card game got extremely popular so the author was asked to focus on it instead of on other games


But what if Yu-Gi-Oh! was about prisoners who became really good at e-sports?
Sage because posting Yugioh Youtube poop.


Season 3 of Sonic X was really good (a.k.a. Tails X). It's a nice, classic space opera. Starts at ep. 53 of the series. Honestly, I would completely skip Seasons 1 and 2. Embed is my fav episode of the series.

Actual spoiler ahead, not an ironic spoiler.

That ending. Cosmo why ;_;


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I've been reading the latest (2018) Sonic comics, too. They've been…surprisingly good. Especially the metal virus arc, goddam.


Why is it that kids media is typically full of optimism, moralization, hope, and good endings; but "adult" media is typically full of depressing, demoralizing, nihilistic, and bad endings?


Skip to the last five or ten minutes of embed related to see what I mean.

Fuck "adult" media. It's poison.


Sam and Max is pretty fun.


Embedrel is why I watch kids shows now.


A bunch of episodes of the original series got subbed, they're pretty comfy.


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it's because they show legitimate utopian realities, where there is no tension, no evilness, where friendships are honest, characters are charming, and everything is solved at the end of the day.

you want to have friends like those ones.

I don't know if you could write a novel or a comic book for adults where the whole development is pleasant and has a happy ending, without tension.

but you can do that in kids' shows


why do people spend their time listening to 1.5 hr youtube reviews


Friend simulation


I find it nice to hear about the thoughts a man has on something. Its length doesn't matter to me, I dont see why it would. I can pause the video and continue watching later. All I seem to do in this life is kill time anyways


I have found that Kids movies can be surprisingly nuanced. I don't mean this in a pretentious way, but I like thinking about the themes and how they fit together. The Incredibles is an common example "kid kino" movie, have you guys ever watched a kids movie/show that had something for the adult brain to notice and munch on? why are kids shows like this? I feel like thers some kind of "purity" in kids media that allow for freedom to have underlying messages that go beyond "show to keep kids attention". if you take shows for older audiences, they have to inject normgroid things like relationships, drama, sex, hat have you. media made for adults are degraded into neurotypical trends while kids shows get to have more variation. what do I know


I don't know if this is a case of the goalpost getting moved over. I've noticed more and more people calling Star Trek NG "for kids."


Isn't it? I never watched it, but I thought it was too. It's like Star Wars, it's for kids, teens, and adult children.


>Let's put a scene about reading the legalese of a long treaty and settling diplomatic affairs into a kids tv show.


I've never seen it, I stated that. It's rated PG13, isnt it?


Oh my god. If all of this is a consequence of the rating system, I think I could choke on a glass of water. Are people out there seriously thinking that because something is rated "PG" that that means that only kids should watch it?


Because they aren't for children, they are for families. There is something in those movies for kids and adults.


No. I think the rating is that it says its suitable for kids, which is a necessary but insufficent requirement for kids movies. Only kids care about movies though


>Only kids care about movies though
I'm not a kid, haven't been for over 3 months, and yet I care about movies. Last time I watched a movie, I cared real hard all over my desk. Evidently, you are wrong.


adults can be kids, and you sound like a manchild


I want to watch these. The old episodes I have found are probably VHS rips and have really muffled audio. I like the idea of watching old shows for listening practice but the audio quality makes me feel like I am deaf.


>you sound like a manchild
Welcome to Wizchan. Are you new?


I wish I were new. Here since 2019


So… new.


Popotan thread

I see this anime recently, was a lot better that i spected


5 years is new here? Incredible, I'm sure you must have been here at least ten


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> I'm sure you must have been here at least ten



Proud of you old wiz, I'll be there one day


Holy hell I actually discovered the original wizardchan 10 years ago. Where has the time gone?



where are my fellow anpanman enjoyers? it's easy to understand and the animation is pretty good.


Post clips.
A depressed adult population is easier to control. A depressed child will never be productive enough to keep the system going.


Maaan, this sounds like a show that came out in the mid 80s, not late 2000s. That's awesome.


you can watch whole episodes of anpanman on internet archive. all i did was google "anpanman watch" and it showed up.


Yeah, but, what's a clip that you think best represents the show?


Thank you, wiz.


Rockman.exe is pretty good


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Well children's entertainment is still made by adults. Japanese children's entertainment was just made by adults who live in a post-apocalyptic world, were taught two martial arts (as well as how to endure pain) from a young age, and are entertained by trauma.


I wonder if the real reason critics hate the SMB movie is because the elites don't want adults to watch kids shows: they want to make sure they continue to watch depressing garbage to maintain their states of depression so they can control the populace easier that way.


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>because the elites don't want adults to watch kids shows
Are they paying you to be retarded?


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I recently finished the first season of the rockman.exe anime, it was pretty decent. Although, I personally still found Medarot to still be better.


Explain instead of ad hominem, thank you.


it's the opposite way you idiot.



>ad hominem
Do you not know the meaning of words or how to infer from texts?

I'll be kind because you are retarded for free apparently. Right now the most popular pieces of entertainment are kids shows and dumbed down adult shows that may as well be kids shows. Fun, dumb entertainment with simplistic messages keep the populace down with escapism. I don't know how retarded you are to think otherwise.


He doesn't think.

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